Other NEA Funding Opportunities

In addition to the NEA grant categories Art Works and Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants, the NEA provides grant opportunities through national leadership initiatives, support to state arts agencies, and partnerships with other federal agencies.

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is now accepting applications for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. With its $10,000 award for each winner, the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program assists organizations, furthers knowledge, and encourages development of future programs.

After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs sponsored by performing arts organizations, museums, libraries, educational institutions, arts centers, community service organizations, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged to submit an application. Be sure to review all of the program's Eligibility Criteria note that the deadline for application submissions is Monday, February 13, 2017, 9:00 p.m. PST.


Orchestras and other nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for grant support thanks to the new program, ArtPlace. Administered by the Nonprofit Finance Fund through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a large number of nationally recognized foundations and financial institutions, ArtPlace grants are awarded to organizations that will improve their communities and local economy via groundbreaking artistic, cultural, and creative work. Find more information about ArtPlace here.